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Last updated: 28 July 2020
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Date:25-AUG-1935
Time:day
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH80 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
Owner/operator:Rajah IV Krishna Rao
Registration: VT-ABU
C/n / msn: 2124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Chowtapalem, near Ponnalur, 13 miles south of Kandukur, Nellore -   India
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Juhu Aerodrome Madras, India (VAJJ)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Sold to DH India with C of A 2860 issued 30.12.30. Registered VT-ABU [C of R 109] 4.7.31 to Dr Sarukhai Rangachary, St.Thomas Mount (Madras). Registered [C of R 176] 1.6.33 to Rajah IV Krishna Rao, t/a The Madras Air Taxi Service, Madras. Registered [C of R 176/1] 6.6.34 to The Madras Flying Club Ltd, St Thomas Mount. Registered [C of R 176/2] on 2.5.35 to Rajah IV Krishna Rao, Madras.

Crashed after wing broke off at Chowtapalem, near Ponnalur, 13 miles south of Kandukur, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, 25.8.35; all three persons on board - owner Rajah IV Krishna Rao, Flying Officer Ernest Norman Victor Everett, RAFO [Madras Flying Club instructor] & passenger H.J. Carter [of Imperial Tobacco Co] - were killed. Registration cancelled 26.9.35 as written off

Sources:

1. http://warbirds.in/Civil/regnpage.php?cur=50&max=50&fmreg=AAA&toreg=ZZZ&acname=&cropt=
2. http://www.rcawsey.co.uk/Accmisc.htm
3. https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-de-havilland-dh80-puss-moth-chowtapalem-3-killed
4. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/dh80.pdf
5. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/gy/reg_VT-.html
6. https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/vt-aaa.pdf


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Feb-2013 22:08 Dr. John Smith Added
14-Feb-2019 20:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-Jul-2020 17:13 Cobar Updated [Narrative]

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